Tag Archive: deutsch

Being a softy – German-style

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We all know Germans can be pretty direct at times. And so can their language. That’s why we’ve created a list of funny German words which are used to describe somone who’s a… Read More

Batman costumes banned in German cinemas

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It’s hard to discuss the new Batman movie without being reminded of the recent horrifying massacre in Colorado. Even in Germany, cinemas are now increasing security measures (‘Sicherheitsvorkehrungen’ / ’Sicherheitsmaßnahmen’ /’Schutzvorkehrungen’ – you… Read More

#BandnamenaufDeutsch – funny German band names gone viral

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Ever wondered how bands like the Smashing Pumpkins came up with their name? Hearing a name like that again and again makes it less spectacular, but translating it into another language sheds a… Read More

Ze German Sense of Humour

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                    Translation: ‘Oh god, I’m so embarrassed. I wanted to fart really quietly and that must have slipped out’. Get it, get it?? Germans.… Read More

‘Schon GEZahlt?’ To deal or not to deal with German TV licenses

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Image © Reckmann Caution: post may include a few ridiculously long German words! If you live in Germany and have registered at the ‚Kreisverwaltungreferat’ (Department of district administration – why make 4 words if… Read More